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Unkneezy

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: un-easy

Sentence: At 190cm tall, Jock always felt unkneezy when travelling in a plane. Every tilt of the chair in front and his knees were compressed against his seat tray.

Etymology: uneasy + knees

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Confineurosis

Created by: gemmgemms

Pronunciation: cahn-fiy-ner-osis

Sentence: Just as he was getting settled on the plane the little kid behind him kicked his seat, and he was swept up in a wave of confineurosis agitated by anything, the sleeping grandpa beside him drooling on his tray table, or the pregnant women in front of him leaning all the way back.

Etymology: confine+neurosis

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sounds serious - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-29: 13:25:00

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Encroachaphobia

Created by: Redrover

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Ralph was so freaked when he flew coach when the passenger in front of him reclined his seat that he was forced to spend the money and fly first class.

Etymology: encroach - to trespass upon the property, domain, or rights of another, esp. stealthily or by gradual advances; phobia - a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a compelling desire to avoid it

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Economyclasstrophobia

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: eek on oh meee klass trow fow beee aaa

Sentence: recessions mean dealing with your economyclasstrophobia.

Etymology: claustrophobia, economy class

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COMMENTS:

terrifically topical - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-20: 11:43:00

Very good. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-20: 16:14:00

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Croosht

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: Cr-oo-sht

Sentence: Cubicles. in many work places, always give that croosht feeling, as one contemplates what will be the next to swoop down on you ... boss, customer, or even falling files!

Etymology: From roost meaning to sit and cramped meaning without sufficient space and crush in the sense of quashed or squashed.

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COMMENTS:

I often feel croosht - nice word - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-29: 10:45:00

fun word to say quickly over and over! - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 21:54:00

Pithy & pertinent- I like it! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-30: 16:15:00

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Dreathday

Created by: wackyscience

Pronunciation: dret-they

Sentence: "Ah...It goes back a long time, to the year 1505. I was travelling in this lovely little bob-about, eating halloween pumpkins, when Harry Potter leaned back on his Quidditch broom. That was my dreathday.", says Nearly Headless Nick, thus explaining the mystery of his wonderful name.

Etymology: Dreath = Dread + Death. Dread-A feeling of awkwardness, or darkness ominously looming over you. You may get feelings like butterflies crittering in your stomach, or like being sucked into a huge black hole. Especially used to describe situations like the day you get your grades in that algebra test, and of course, at the receiving end of an extremely sleepy passenger. Death-I dont need to tell you what this is. Ultimate mortis. Bye-Bye Time. Say your prayers. Go home to Momma. This is life...and death. Day-Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Everyday, Holiday, Doomsday, Mayday, Yesterday, Today, Birthday, Someday, Faraday, Payday, Heyday, Weekday...want more?

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COMMENTS:

Luv the word, "DREATH." - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-20: 16:12:00

metrohumanx Splendidly compleat. Nice work. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-21: 08:04:00

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Claustract

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌklɔsˈtɹækt/ /klaws-TRACT/

Sentence: I was certain that the walls had started to claustract on me and I suddenly knew what James Bond must feel like.

Etymology: from Latin claustrum "a bolt, place shut in" + English contract "to draw together"

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Claustraction might be cause to unsheath James Bonds claws in the jaws of such a death trap. Your sentence sure gives a strong image to your creation! Interesting! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-29: 09:53:00

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Trishcompactor

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: trishkəmpaktər

Sentence: Patty thought her Smart car was a great idea when she first ordered it. Now, every time she looks at it, it seems to get smaller. It's even worse when she gets in and drives it anywhere. Wedged between a couple of 18-wheelers, it becomes a real Trishcompactor. Her 250-pound friend Noah refers to his as his Noahconstrictor.

Etymology: Trish (nickname for Patricia) + compactor (a device that compresses trash)

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Maybe Trish & Noah should carpool. It might bring them closer. - wayoffcenter, 2008-11-20: 06:03:00

Great pun fun with names ... a real smile awhile. - silveryaspen, 2008-11-20: 07:40:00

love Noahconstrictor - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-20: 11:40:00

artr I really debated with myself whether to officially enter Trishcompactor or Noahconstrictor. - artr, 2008-11-20: 12:53:00

fabulously funny -luv: noahconstrictor. Throes a diferent light on the Ark. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-20: 16:22:00

Love both names...plus I hate SMART cars...where would I put my purse or groceries in one??? - Nosila, 2008-11-20: 19:42:00

metrohumanx EGAD! That's hilarious! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-21: 08:29:00

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Cramsportation

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: kramz por TAY shun

Sentence: Packer didn't know what was a worse or more crowded way of getting to his relatives' house for the holidays, StuffWest Airlines or the JamTrak train. He considered driving the ten hours just to cut down on the physical and olfactory invasion to his personal space. Finally, his family decided on having their Thanksgiving dinner by computer conferencing. It was cheaper, and more importantly, it cut down on disputes and drama!

Etymology: cram + transportation

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Asstringe

Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation: ās-strinj

Sentence:

Etymology: Astringe - become constricted or compressed. Ass(hole) - a stupid, foolish, inconsiderate, or unsympathetic person. Asstringe = to become constricted by an ass(hole) sitting in front of you.

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metrohumanx VERY creative. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-21: 08:41:00

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Encroachclass

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: en-kroach-klass

Sentence: The plane hadn't even left the terminal when I realized that my bargain ticket placed me smack in the middle of encroach-class - where the person in front of me had already put his jacket over the back of my seat, thus rendering my tray table useless, and reclined all the way back. The fact that I was sitting in an exit row and could not recline made my encroach-class predicament all the more uncomfortable.

Etymology: encroach + coach class

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Decrampitation

Ghyarlae

Created by: Ghyarlae

Pronunciation: de-cram-pee-tay-shun

Sentence: The pressure of people in the metro almost choked and decrampitated me.

Etymology: crammed + decapitation

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Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-30: 16:15:00

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Spacemodicum

Created by: jajsr

Pronunciation: sp-a-s-mow-di-come

Sentence: Unaware of her actions, Beth's tiredness make John experience some first class spacemodicum.

Etymology:

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Disencozy

Created by: zebrahdh

Pronunciation: dis-en-co-zee

Sentence: I was quickly disencozied by the crackhead who felt the need to sit right beside me on the bus, when there were plenty of empty benches. I'm prone to disencoziness though, which is why I usually walk to work.

Etymology: Disenchant- To free from illusion *of* Cozy- comfortable feeling

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Boeingconstrictor

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: bow/ing/constrictor

Sentence: I got swallowed up by a boeingconstrictor on my last flight.

Etymology: boeing aircraft + boa constrictor

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COMMENTS:

Hilarious! lol! - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 18:38:00

great wordplay. There's also the tight constricted feeling for your etymology too. - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 21:45:00

Good one, bookowl! If the passenger is not sitting on the aisle, would that make them a window viper? - Nosila, 2008-01-29: 22:48:00

Great word for all the planes with their cramped seating ... Right on! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-29: 23:57:00

Clever & funny! Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-30: 16:14:00

Good one! - chaiandallthatjazz, 2008-01-31: 10:55:00

Did you hear about the man who crossed a parrot with a boa constrictor. He didn't know what he got, but believe me, when it talks-he listens. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-05: 19:44:00

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Claustairphobia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: klost aer foby ya

Sentence: Kenny travelled the world by air. YEMEN, he knew the airline FRONTIER, from EASTERN to WESTJET and from CANADANORTH to the SOUTHWEST and was a very CONTINENTAL passenger. He had flown on planes from the DELTA to a LOT of countries. He'd been in the SAS, because he was BRITISH and knew the AER LINGUS fluently from each jet he'd been on. He could say ALOHA, JAL come back now,and OMAN and other words of OLYMPIC proportions. He knew which airlines served LUXAIRious meals; where the AEROFLOTation devices were;and who had VARIGreat service. One thing he hated about all airlines were the reclining seats. The right hand apparently had not known what the LUFTHANSA was thinking when they invented them. EL AL they did was cause claustairphobia for the passenger behind. Being no VIRGIN to travel, he honestly did not know how reclining your seat just 3 inches could give you a more restful sleep. He thought all passengers who hated this should stand UNITED against the airlines in solid AIRity. He had just watched "QANTAS OF Solace" on the air movie and did not know how anyone could sleep through that...

Etymology: Claustrophobia (a morbid fear of being closed in a confined space) & Air (travel via aircraft)

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metrohumanx FORMIDABLE! I don't think you missed a single carrier. I'm sure they miss you. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-20: 02:17:00

Has that special air flair! Your word deserves an Air Medal. - silveryaspen, 2008-11-20: 07:47:00

Cheers...always wanted to be an Air Apparent! - Nosila, 2008-11-20: 18:54:00

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Tramcram

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: tram-cram

Sentence: Jerry had to put his car in the shop. He has already used all of his personal, sick and vacation time so he has to go to work on the transit. Now he is sitting on the bench quivering at the thought of the impending tramcram.

Etymology: tram (a streetcar) + cram (to fill (something) by force with more than it can easily hold)

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Ampak

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ampak

Sentence: As Monday morning approaches Jason dreads his trip on the Ampak commuter train. Never one to enjoy crowds, this rolling sardine can is no fun. He*s torn as to which is worse, standing or sitting. If he stands he is treated to breakfast on the breath of at least 6 fellow commuters, seated he gets vestiges of last night*s dinner. Phwew!

Etymology: Amtrak (a federal passenger railroad service in the U.S.) + packed (cram a large number of things into a container or space)

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Clever word that so effectively conveys the definition! - splendiction, 2010-04-19: 21:43:00

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Rampantransit

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ram pan tranzit

Sentence: Ricky often wondered, just for the halibut, how much deeper a sleep the passenger in front could possibly get by going 3 inches back to encroach on his tiny space???

Etymology: rampant (uncontrolled) & transit (passage or journey)

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Compactrified

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: com=pakt-ree-fied

Sentence: i was feeling compactrified

Etymology: compact, petrified

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Fearaphobia

Created by: sly1975

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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Crambivalence

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: kram-BIV-uh-luh ns

Sentence: As the 500lb Sumo wrestler quaked tectonically to and fro in the seat immediately in front of his, Bob's crambivalence faltered between the fear of being squeezy-chaired, and the hope of having a fabulous fortnight in The Philippines.

Etymology: Blend of CRAM: to press something into something else; jam or cram beyond the normal comfortable capacity, as on a plane or train & AMBIVALENCE: similar conflicting feelings; mixed feelings of uncertainty or emotion, as between safety & unsafety.

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COMMENTS:

Another good combo! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-29: 09:11:00

once again, I'm wowed by your extra words - love squeezy-chaired - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-29: 13:26:00

great word! - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 22:27:00

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Narrowbinded

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: nhar-oh-byn-ded

Sentence: Zinnia liked to think of herself as open-minded but her commute to work, via public transport, had slowed changed her mind. Indeed, she was now so anxious of being narrowbinded that she would go to great lengths to assure a seat by herself. The fake dog stool she found at a gag shop was a good deterrent, but she left it on too many buses and was arousing suspicion among the drivers. She finally discovered that the best way to protect her person space from breech was to softly sing while eating canned tuna.

Etymology: narrow (small space) + binded (sic. secure by tying) play on "narrow minded"

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Hilarious! - splendiction, 2010-04-19: 21:47:00

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Claustraught

Created by: LordRahlsFav

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I was feeling quite claustraught as the seat moved further and further back. I regretted my decision to be claustraught in economy class.

Etymology:

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Terriflying

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: tear/ih/fly/ing

Sentence: Sam feared small spaces and thought it terriflying to sit on a plane.

Etymology: terrifying + flying

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Clever - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-20: 16:18:00

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Crammuter

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kramyoōtr

Sentence: More and more people are using the public transit system. This increase has left Tom feeling like a crammuter. He was used to a quick snack on his way to work but the crowding has made him a sardiner.

Etymology: cram (put something quickly or roughly into something that is or appears to be too small to contain it) + commuter (traveler)

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Claustraumatized

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: closs-TRAW-muh-tyzd

Sentence: Knowing that once the doors of the plane had closed, Clifford began to become claustraumatized very quickly, and the chanting of the odd looking passenger next to him did little to dispel his rising fear.

Etymology: Blend of 'claustrophobia' (an abnormal fear of being in enclosed or narrow places), and 'tramuatized' (to cause a trauma in the mind)

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Spotight

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: spaht tie t

Sentence: Bo sat in the small seat of the air plane, hoping to have a quiet drink, unwind, and relax. Soon seated at his side, Blondie psycho-can-kneesd him, constantly. Then desperately seeking Susan, jambacked him from behind, breathing down his neck. Jordan shoved his seat back, laplancing him with it. Bo abhorred being in the spottight!

Etymology: Spot - your space or place. Tight - diminished or reduced as much as possible. Antonym of spottight: spotlight.

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great sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-20: 11:19:00

Good word and terriic sentence - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-20: 16:18:00

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Crimpinge

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: krim-PIN-ge (crimpingement,crimpinged)

Sentence: RedundantRay was pleased and delighted with his new job as an undercover consumer satisfaction consultant for SkyHigh Airlines. In his short yet brief career he had suggested many small, tiny improvements and modifications which had saved the airline a lot of money and cash. The greatest and most important of these were his recommendations that by slowly and gradually reducing and decreasing the size and dimensions of the fold-down trays and shrinking the available leg room available to each passenger, SkyHigh could eventually increase the number of seats on each L-1011 and no one would notice. On his latest undercover flight from Tierra Del Fuego, the small yet diminutive Korean tourist in front of him began to CRIMPINGE on his personal space, slowly ratcheting her seat into the reclining horizontal position which stifled and cut off the blood supply to Ray's lower extremities and legs, inducing an accidental Heimlich Manoever that propelled the tiny Sardinian fish he was choking on the length of the cabin. RedundantRay's CRIMPINGEMENT made it impossible to hail a flight attendant or stewardess. Imprisoned thus, Ray was only able to regret his stupid, foolish space-saving suggestions which had turned this tedious, arduous flight into a flying airborne version of The Black Hole Of Calcutta. Just before he blacked out into unconsciousness, Ray wondered if his frequent-flier miles would be awarded posthumously after he was dead and gone.

Etymology: CRIMP+imPINGE=CRIMPINGE.....CRIMP: to cause to become wavy, bent, or pinched,to form into a desired shape, to pinch or press together (as in passengers) in order to seal;Dutch or Low German krimpen to shrivel; akin to Middle Dutch crampe hook, cramp.....IMPINGE: to strike or dash especially with a sharp collision or a slow squeezing action;Latin impingere, from in- + pangere to fasten, drive in.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Save BIG monies! Fly with confidence: http://www.skyhighairlines.com/main.asp - metrohumanx, 2008-11-20: 02:06:00

metrohumanx Correct me if I'm wrong. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-20: 02:07:00

I like this word best! Voted for it! - logarithm, 2008-11-20: 08:40:00

Fantastic. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-20: 16:13:00

tAIRiffic word! I could hardly t'AIR my eyes away from it. - Nosila, 2008-11-20: 19:00:00

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Kneedless

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: knead-less

Sentence: The passenger in front of Tom kneedlessly reclined her seat, figuring Tom would kneedless room than she did. Had she been more considerate, she probably would have been kneedless by Tom, who made it his mission for the rest of the flight to dig his knees into the reclined seat while incessantly putting large hardback books into the seat pocket only to take them out again.

Etymology: Heedless--characterized by careless unconcern--changed to incorporate knee and then conjugated every way I could think of.

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Good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-20: 16:23:00

Kneedmore Kneedless words like this... - Nosila, 2008-11-20: 19:44:00

metrohumanx Spectacular tale of revenge! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-21: 08:31:00

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Closetrophobic

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: klos tro fo bik

Sentence: Vivian always felt very closetrophobic while flying on Cram Air. Although a bit cheaper in price, the seats were so close together,when you reclined your chair, you were spooning with the passenger behind you.

Etymology: Close (near, crowded) & Claustrophobic (suffering from claustrophobia; abnormally afraid of closed-in places;uncomfortably closed or hemmed in)

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Aeropain

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: air o pane

Sentence: Air Travel is a marvel and an enigma thought Barry. Tons of steel able to fly effortlessly and speedily through the air, finding airports in the fog and landing safely and mainly on time, doging other flying objects. And yet these same marvels put a seat that reclines 6 inches into your personal space, spilling your dinner and making a short air commute endless and an aeropain! Go figure...

Etymology: aeroplane (an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets) & Pain (acute discomfort,bodily suffering; someone who causes trouble am=nd makes you unhappy)

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Catilitus

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Claustrofied

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: closs - truh -fide

Sentence: Knowing he was unable to leave the plane and truly frightened by the weird chanting of the strange looking person in the seat next to him, Chauncey was thoroughly claustrofied.

Etymology: Mix of claustrophobia and terrified

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COMMENTS:

It's got a good ring to it. - ErWenn, 2008-01-29: 07:05:00

Chauncey probably progressed to being claustrof[r]ied! Fun word! - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 21:59:00

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Squeezychair

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: SKWEEZ-ee-chair

Sentence: As the 500lb Sumo wrestler quaked tectonically to and fro in the seat immediately in front of his, Bob, affright with feelings of crambivalence and queasychairness, focused firmly upon the likelihood of being squeezychaired, or the slim hope of having a fabulous fortnight in The Phillippines.

Etymology: SQUEEZYCHAIR: blend of squeezy: to be press forcibly together; compressed, tightly packed together & CHAIR: a seat, esp. for one person, usually having (four) legs for support and a rest for the back and often having rests for the arms. CRAMBIVALENCE: blend of CRAM: to press something into something else; jam or cram beyond the normal comfortable capacity, as on a plane or train & AMBIVALENCE: similar conflicting feelings; mixed feelings of uncertainty or emotion, as between safety & unsafety.

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COMMENTS:

Wonderful word for any air line seat ... or any public seat! Slips into the mind and stays with a smile then t slides off the tongue so nicely! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-20: 08:00:00

libertybelle So clever! I like crambivalence too! - libertybelle, 2008-11-20: 09:42:00

super - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-20: 11:40:00

metrohumanx Concentrated essence of humor and fear! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-21: 08:26:00

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Clositted

Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: KLOZ-it-ud

Sentence: It's easy to pick out the peak hour train passengers who are so over that clositted feeling. They're the ones wearing the sleeping masks, the overcoats with the punk spikes on the sleeves, and chewing on raw garlic cloves.

Etymology: Combo of closet, close & sit, -ted to make it sound cool.

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Sorry for so few comments from me just lately. I've been minding the grandchildren. We all survived and I'm back home now! - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 05:48:00

Great word! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-29: 09:04:00

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Tiltilated

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: tilt/i/lay/ted

Sentence: Since Ted loved living on the edge the discomfort he felt by the ever encroaching seat in front of him felt mildly tiltilating.

Etymology: tilt + titilated

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COMMENTS:

Almost makes those claustairphobic squeezychairs sound exciting! Nice alliteration with a bit of a tongue twist, too! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-20: 08:09:00

Nice - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-20: 16:19:00

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Coachkramed

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Coach-crammed

Sentence: Silvester Sardinia was coachkramed and barely had room to move in his seat in flight.

Etymology: Coach-Back section opf an Aircraft with First class in front. Crammed -('Cram' with a K instead of a C); To jam together.

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Haemorcramchotic

Created by: sean30

Pronunciation: Haemor-cram-chotic

Sentence: On a long-haul fligh recently i was feeling very very Haemorcramchotic

Etymology: Haemor (Haemorroids) + cram (Cramped in) + chotic (from Psychotic)

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sounds awfully painful! - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 22:01:00

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Shrikingspacediscomfort

Created by: verboman

Pronunciation:

Sentence: " while slying to france , the lady sitting next to me created a 'shrinkingpspacediscomfort' owing to her obesity"

Etymology: shrinking + space + discomfort

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Lunettetic

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: loon-net-tick

Sentence: As soon as the second obese man had settled to his right on the aisle, Roger noticed the seat in front of him. Down it crawled, inexorably lower with every passing second, wicking the sweat out of Roger, turning his hands clammy as the corpse he would inevitably become. His heart raced furiously as he calculated his escape, but it was too late; the plush polyester blade sat before him, adorned with a tacky 80s multi-color motif. So this is how it ended, huh, wedged between two Brandoesque men, a crazed lunettetic whose last meal was 5 stale pretzels.

Etymology: lunette - the portion of the guillotine that fixed the head in place, composed of two blocks each with semi-circular indentations + lunatic - an insane person

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COMMENTS:

Lunette describes Marie Antoinette ... so perfectly, your word we aren't likely to forget! Very interesting! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-29: 09:35:00

fantastic paragraph - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-29: 10:43:00

great sentence! Your word and sentence captures the essence of the definition so well. - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 18:46:00

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Deairocapaphobia

Created by: sheepsshouldfly

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Claustrauma

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: closs-TRAH-mah

Sentence: The instant the doors close before flight, Delbert always experiences some degree of claustrauma, with unreasonable fear that the plane may crash, and the guy just behind him chanting in unrecognizeable dialect does little to ease his fears.

Etymology: Blend of 'claustrophobia' (an abnormal fear of being in enclosed or narrow places), and 'trauma' (an experience that produces psychological injury or pain)

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Seatraction

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: seet/trak/shun

Sentence: Whenever John flew and had to sit in the middle isle, Murphy's Law of seatraction always seemed to come into play. On either side of him twin 300 pounders always made him feel cozy and crushed for the full six hour flight.

Etymology: seat + contraction

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Interesting combo! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-29: 09:12:00

I first thought of your word as seat attraction which would make sense if the seat on either side got closer - great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-29: 13:28:00

good word! twelve hours in traction after the flight to straighten out the limbs would do the trick... but not with the 300 pounders as the weights! - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 22:21:00

John - Go by sea next time ! good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-30: 16:17:00

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Seatraction

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: seet/trak/shun

Sentence: Whenever John flew and had to sit in the middle isle, Murphy's Law of seatraction always seemed to come into play. On either side of him twin 300 pounders always made him feel cozy and crushed for the full six hour flight.

Etymology: SEATRACTION - from - SEAT + CONTRACTION

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COMMENTS:

Who needs a seatbelt, eh? Good Word! - Nosila, 2008-11-20: 19:13:00

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Economisery

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /i-kon-uh-miz'-uh-ree/

Sentence: Before the technology stock bubble burst, Richard had always flown first-class, but now, crammed into the back with the rest of the average Joe's, he was nearly overcome with economisery, and recumbentrauma caused by the seat in front of him reclining back so suddenly that he dropped his meager ration of peanuts, and couldn't bend down to retrieve them.

Etymology: economy - Economy class; the cheapest class of travel accomodations (from Greek, oikonomíā "household") + misery - wretchedness of condition or circumstances (from Latin, miseria, equiv. to miser "wretched")

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clever blend! - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 22:23:00

Really brings out the miserly feelings in this definitions! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-29: 23:59:00

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Closetrophobia

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: klose/tra/foe/beea

Sentence: Owing to my closetrophobia, I wear a wide brimmed hat and a hoola hoop at all times to define my personal space.

Etymology: close + claustrophobia

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I'd say that outfit would be pretty effective in keeping people away from you alright. - galwaywegian, 2008-01-29: 07:00:00

lol ... nice clothes additions! Terrific creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-29: 09:08:00

great word again! You'll be fine in Southern Belle fancy dress too!!! - bananabender, 2008-01-29: 21:49:00

Good Word. Hoopla! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-30: 16:16:00

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Economyclasstrophobia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ee kono mee klas tro fo beea

Sentence: John thought, "No wonder there's air rage these days. The planes are getting smaller, the line up at security takes longer than the actual flight. A 2 hour flight ends up in an 8 hour outing just to get where you need to go. You either have to buy food in the after security spaces at grossly inflated prices or purchase something to eat on the airplane at even more grossly inflated prices. The headphones for the movie rarely work. The crew are always on skeletal staff levels and forget trying to turn around in the toilet". After these happy thoughts John was fighting to overcome his economyclasstrophobia, as the seat in front of his slowly edged towards his head. "Seriously, he thought, does that girl really need eyemask and reclined seating for this 20 minute flight??? Next time, I'm driving", he vowed.

Etymology: Economy Class (the cheapest class of air or rail travel) & Claustrophobia (a morbid fear of being closed in a confined space)

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Classy word for what "cheap" air travel has become! - splendiction, 2010-04-19: 21:40:00

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Repososis

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Created by: DaddyNewt

Pronunciation: ree/po/ZO/sis

Sentence: Larry felt a twinge of repososis as he took the window seat behind the sleepy sumo wrestler.

Etymology: repose + neurosis

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Spaceshuffle

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Spay-ss-shuff-el

Sentence: Mike was dreading the business trip to Paris, he knew he would have to spend the whole trip doing the spaceshuffle, due to his mean bosses booking his flight with Cheapo Airlines. He had been on a strict diet for the past week, so that he would hopefully not be quite as squashed as he was on previous occasions.

Etymology: Space(the dimensions,width and height of an area) + Shuffle(restlessly shift one's position in order to be more comfortable)

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Out of this world creation! Quite astro-naughty-call! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-20: 07:53:00

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-20: 11:44:00

Mike was the fastonaut on the spaceshuffle - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-20: 16:16:00

Cheapo Airlines...all their staff took up in school was Space! Great word. - Nosila, 2008-11-20: 19:33:00

metrohumanx A Neoclassic. Check in more often! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-21: 08:23:00

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Cannedida

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kan dee da

Sentence: his cannedida was not improved by being engulfed in a dandruff blizzard every time the plane hit an air pocket.

Etymology: candida, canned.

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Canny Creation! I like it. - silveryaspen, 2008-01-29: 09:06:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-29: 04:10:00
Today's definition was suggested by gemmgemms. Thank you gemmgemms. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-01-29: 09:30:00
Evocative cartoon ... crushed-people like sardines in a tinned-canny airplane with that overpowering fishy smell closing in on everything! Very clever!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-30: 01:10:00
Hey Silveryaspen, Thanks for the kind words. Smells like croosht shoup ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-11-20: 02:19:00
Excellent word. Makes me wonder who that was and what they were chanting.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-19: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by gemmgemms. Thank you gemmgemms. ~ James

'I feel sorry for these poor sardines.'

DEFINITION: n., A feeling of discomfort, common while sitting on a plane or train, created by the sense that you are about to be decapitated by your fellow passengers who are tilting aggressively towards you. v. To sit in a very small space, which seems to be getting smaller.

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